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Legal Top 2022

Publication date 22 December 2022

What was the most important and interesting legal news of 2022? Check out our top 10 posts from 2022.

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Like almost everyone else, we really like lists. That’s why we end the year with the Russell Advocaten Top 2022 with the best-read legal news of this year.

  1. Significant changes for entrepreneurs and employers. On and around July 1, 2022, there were a lot of changes in laws and And you understood that these were really significant changes.
  2. Employees working from home: 6 points employers should keep in mind. Whether it was because of the faithful dog’s eyes on the picture or because of the topic: working from home rightly had your full attention. The topic is still in full swing in the aftermath of corona and because of the Work Where You Want Act.
  3. Buying a house in the Netherlands: a guide for expats. Who doesn’t want to live in the Netherlands? And preferably in a house of their own. Many read the tips in our practical guide for expats.
  4. Employers must check employment contracts before 1 August 2022. A new European directive requires employers to provide more information on employment conditions. These conditions should also lead to more predictable working hours for flex workers.
  5. Living and Working in Europe. The Netherlands are the gateway to Europe and the European market. The newsletter on the various options for settling in the EU therefore rightly attracted a lot of interest.
  6. Register UBO before 27 March. On March 27, the ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) of every company and charity in the Netherlands had to be registered in the UBO-register. Those who have not yet registered risk a fine of up to € 21,750. This currently applies to one-third of companies. We will be happy to help you register your UBOs, if you have not already done so. And thanks to a European Court ruling, the privacy of UBOs is now better protected.
  7. International contracts: What to do in the event of force majeure? While the corona crisis was not yet over, international business faced the consequences of the Russian attack on Ukraine. Shortages of raw materials and rising prices are making it difficult to fulfill closed contracts. What does this mean for the contractual agreements you have made? Do you still need to deliver products or services? Is that still reasonable? Or can you invoke force majeure?
  8. #MeToo in the Netherlands and the United States – Has anything changed? This is the fourth article in our series of comparative law articles in cooperation with Mateer Harbert. Priscilla de Leede and Mary Edenfield of Mateer Harbert discuss the impact the #MeToo movement has on employment law in the United States and the Netherlands. This was not the only contribution from Russell Advocaten on this topic. Priscilla was frequently asked to share her expertise on the subject on national radio and TV.
  9. Employer’s obligation to provide information. As of August 1, 2022, the employer’s duty of information changed. Reason for us to list the most important existing and new obligations for you as an employer in a clear blog.
  10. Entirely online incorporation of a company will become possible. Even if you do not want to live (2), stay and work (5) in the Netherlands, you will want to know how you can easily incorporate a company.

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